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Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 23, 2009, 06:20:21 AM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Washburn-29-fret-Electric-Guitar_W0QQitemZ180371635965QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV?hash=item29fefcbefd&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1688%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


could be a good restoration project for someone?  Not my kind of thing.

Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: BlueBuddha on June 23, 2009, 06:58:03 AM
needs more than TLC, needs a full corinary bypass.

shame about the hole, if it wasn't so brutally wrecked i'd buy it and do my usual trick on it.

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 23, 2009, 07:01:16 AM
Yeah, apart from the hack job it looks pretty good.  Not sure what these are worth restored though, and I dont have any spare cash.
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on June 23, 2009, 07:09:36 AM
This one again!!!

tried to knock him down to about $250 last time, he wasn't having it as you can tell!!

such a shame it's been ruined!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 23, 2009, 07:28:06 AM
have another bash at it!  other than the shyte pickup install it does look quite good.  you could make a nice black scratchplate to go on it for about $15-20.
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 23, 2009, 07:31:15 AM
wow....look at all us... 'advanced' members lol.
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on June 23, 2009, 08:34:18 AM
Yeah, we rule!!  too much time talking crap with Matt it seems!! =OP

other things to push my money at at the moment, have seen a paddy on the bay that i'm seriously considering!!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on June 23, 2009, 08:38:49 AM
H&S told me i had to tidy my desk, good job too, jsut found my gripmaster!!!! =OD
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 23, 2009, 09:08:55 AM
You cant see my desk mate.  covered in crap!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on June 23, 2009, 09:46:58 AM
that was the problem!!

all spick and span now though.

but i'm not comfortable with where they've told me to put my lap top, need to find my self a different dock for it!!

so much for doing any work this afternoon!!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on June 24, 2009, 02:50:59 AM
ive got a paddy N4 body and an N6 body on my desk today!  Im trying to design a cool scratchplate for the N6.

These N5/N6 bodies are featherweight, even compared to my swamp ash.

I need to complete my weekly timesheets, which ive forgotten about since february so I may be busy today.

Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: ncmreynolds on July 31, 2009, 04:11:30 PM
I sort of wish I'd bought this as I like projects and I could have afforded it but I talked myself out of it as I'd spent a lot on guitars in the recent months. I'd had a long break from playing and on my return had a bit of a gear splurge before this appeared.

I've had my current EC29 since about 1991 and it's in excellent condition except the Reflex circuitry failed and I replaced the pickups with some fairly cheap Kent Armstrongs.

A second one would be nice. I don't ever use the higher frets, which kind of makes wanting another EC irrational but I just find mine so nice to play.
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: ncmreynolds on August 13, 2009, 06:23:13 PM
It's back...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180396256351

...perhaps the sale fell through. Not sure I need another project and it's a fair chunk of cash but I'll keep an eye on it.



EC29, KC90 and a whole load of Indies
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 14, 2009, 02:55:18 AM
Yup, it's the same seller, but he's put it up for more money again!!!

crazy, if it won't sell at a price, it's clearly not worth that amount!!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: Cornish Boy on August 14, 2009, 09:00:05 AM
Think I'll wait and see if this model pops up..........

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/46traveller/ECseries.jpg)
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: BlueBuddha on August 14, 2009, 09:31:48 AM
shame the bodies so big on that atlantis, the gap between the trem and the bottom just looks massive

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 14, 2009, 10:33:22 AM
Never seen that oen before!!

are there any more SEC models we don't know about??
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: BlueBuddha on August 14, 2009, 10:41:00 AM
theres an acoustic with an SEC.

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 14, 2009, 11:57:05 AM
DC-60 Lexington
Which means so far i know of

N3
N4
N5
N6
N8
N24
N61

EC-36
EC-29
EC-26

WG-780

NX6
NX3

DC-60 Lexington

are there any others?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: BlueBuddha on August 14, 2009, 12:10:38 PM
yea, theres a couple of L series.

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 14, 2009, 12:13:05 PM
L series??

coustic or lectric??

and i hate the 90 second rule for flood control!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: BlueBuddha on August 14, 2009, 12:27:25 PM
LS103 or something.


electric.

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 14, 2009, 12:50:22 PM
Yup, looks that way on gookle!!

looks to be three single coils and a fulcrum trem

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll195/Robykee/IMGP1171.jpg)

stolen from a random link to photobucket found through google, so don't be suprised if it breaks at some point!!

Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: ncmreynolds on August 24, 2009, 06:13:54 PM
I couldn't resist in the end, picked it up tonight.

(http://w01.nreynolds.wf.ulcc.ac.uk/temp/redec29.jpg)

There's a bit of butchery been done to it where the pickup has been moved forward and there are mutiple holes for pickup surround screws, but other than that it's sound.

I've probably paid over the odds but with things like this that simply don't come up very often, how do you value them. Of course now a pristine one will turn up cheap. [:D]

I've already noticed a few differences from my other EC29. I won't really get to do much with this for a while as I'm busy at the moment and have a queue of projects that this goes to the back of.



EC29, KC90 and a whole load of Indies
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 25, 2009, 02:23:26 AM
Sweet!!

IMO it'd be best to strip the finish, make the hole the correct size and in the correct position, then refinish it!!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: Cornish Boy on August 25, 2009, 03:30:51 AM
Nice buy.
I've been scratching my head over the gap by the pickup, and I'm sure I've seen oversized pickup rings on US ebay somewhere that might do the job, just can't remember where. If my memory returns (Doubtful) I'll post it.

May be easier to make one yourself from wood !!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: ncmreynolds on August 25, 2009, 03:57:01 AM
Thanks folks, until I can do something meaningful about the oversize pickup route I'll just tidy the minging wiring up and use it.

I'm tempted to temporarily make a custom scratchplate which would cover it all up, but then I'd be drilling more holes in the body that shouldn't really be there long term.

Anyway first I've got Tele, Mockingbird and KC90 projects to finish off.



EC29, KC90 and a whole load of Indies
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: N4ESA_UK on August 25, 2009, 06:27:49 AM
If it were me Id go with the scratchplate idea, probably a black single ply.  You'll prob find that the controls, switch screws and pickup ring mounting screws will hold it place pretty good. You could just use really heavy duty double sided tape to hold down the scratchplate on the lower horn and round the edges for a temporary solution, but Id screw it down properly and make a good job of it.

Other than that, I think the best long term plan would be to make the pickup route really tidy and then make a plug to glue in its place. Then do a proper routing job. You could then either refinish the whole body or perhaps a black stripe down the centre block of the guitar to hide the plug.  

This thread shows a similar solution to the same problem  
http://simnettguitars.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1654.msg11226#msg11226
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: ncmreynolds on August 28, 2009, 06:19:42 PM
Well, having attacked the KC90 tonight I had a look at my new EC29. I've removed the pickups and all the associated grotty wiring. Now you can get a good look at the butchery...

(http://www.confuzion.org.uk/temp/redec29-01.jpg)

...I'm not quite sure what the two holes I've circled are for, perhaps a previous owner tried to make an oversize pickup surround that was like a small scratchplate. The bits of wood added to screw the pickup surround to are very grotty and almost look like old pencils.

Also one of the holes for the pots is very oversize. Originally this would have been the control for the active circuit, although I think on my other EC29 this was actually smaller than a normal pot.

I think I like the idea of plugging both pickup routes and having it routed for a single P90 then fitting an EMG P81 or P85 for a very minimalistic look with no pickup surround.

Although this would be well beyond my meagre woodworking skills and I'd have to pay a professional.




2 EC29s, a KC90 and a whole load of Indies
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 29, 2009, 03:57:21 AM
some people have no idea do they!!!

the word butchery is entirely appropriate!!!

such a shame because it's going to need a refinish as well!!!
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: Cornish Boy on August 29, 2009, 07:41:29 AM
Well said I would wait for the Atlantis model to show and low and behold there's one on Stateside Ebay. TOOOOOO rich for me but I'm sure it will go.

Item number:   130327507275
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: the_high_number on August 29, 2009, 03:14:35 PM
funny that he says it was build early 90's but predates the N4, wasn't the first N4 '89??
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: scotterotter on November 22, 2010, 02:03:43 AM
Hi there --

I saw on the Washburn forum that you're interested in an EC 26 -- I have one of the original prototypes as described in this article:

http://extendedcutaway.com/Washburndays.html

Also, this particular guitar was signed by Nuno Bettancourt on the Pornograffiti tour. The guitar is in excellent condition and since it was a prototype it actually has a beautiful flame maple body and some other extras.

I'm considering selling it and it seems someone on this forum might appreciate its special rarity.

Please let me know if you'd like to hear more about it.

thanks

scott
scott(AT)nightskyhosting(DOT)com
Title: EC model on the bay...needs TLC
Post by: scotterotter on November 22, 2010, 02:05:18 AM
Sorry, just realized email addresses are accepted on the forum.  scott@nightskyhosting.com